Sarah Loates

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Sarah Loates is a chartered HR professional with over 20 years HR experience. During this time she has provided HR advice and support to a wide range of industry types and sectors, ranging from private and family owned businesses whilst at PKF Cooper Parry, to the leadership level of multinational corporations such as E.ON. Sarah’s areas of expertise include employee relations, employment law and talent management.

Sarah is the founder of Loates Business Solutions Ltd, the parent company of Loates HR Consultancy and Loates HR Training. Established in 2011, the company has rapidly grown, with the expanded team recently moving to larger offices at the scenic and historic world heritage site of Darley Abbey Mills.

Sarah continues to be an active practitioner in her field, delivering both HR consultancy and training on behalf of her business. She also teaches on Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development HR courses, and has been an Associate Lecturer and mentor on HR and business degree programmes for the University of Derby and Staffordshire University. In addition to her postgraduate academic qualifications, Sarah is an ACAS certified mediator, and one of the few HR professionals to hold the Pensions Management Institute Certificate in Pensions Auto Enrolment. Sarah is also an alumna of the University of Derby, having completed her undergraduate Business Studies degree there in the early 90s.

Despite her high level of experience and professional expertise, Sarah nevertheless remains down-to-earth and approachable. She prides herself on her ability to build long-term relationships with her clients, and provide them with pragmatic, business-focussed solutions.

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Qualifications

  • MCIPD
  • MSc Human Resources Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies

Movie Quote

  • "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."

Factoids

  • Sarah likes cats.
  • Sarah can play the trombone. And numerous other less amusing musical instruments.

Links

Sarah writes for a number of HR and business websites

Impressed with their professionalism

“We used Loates HR Consultancy to carry out an assessment of our current HR polices and to provide a solution to ensure we are compliant. Rosie and the team were thorough and efficient in providing the material we needed to ensure this was the case. There were several discussions and amendments to the documents but the steps taken to reach the final product were quick, easy to understand and well documented. I have been impressed with their professionalism and consequently, I have referred several clients to the team.”

Hari Vasdev
Director

Sensible, logical and pragmatic

“Sarah has been our HR adviser for 4 years. Sarah works as part of our team and brings her great personality, excellent knowledge and track record of experience to the business. We have always found Sarah’s support and advice to be sensible, logical and pragmatic and have no hesitation in recommending her.”

John Barke
Managing Director

Knowledge and experience has been invaluable

“Sarah has supported our company for the past year, her knowledge and experience in regards to HR has been invaluable. We will continue to use Loates HR Consultancy in the future. Thanks Sarah.”

Tracy Blackburn
Project Manager

Responsive and professional

“I have known Sarah and the team at Loates HR Consultancy for six months and during this time Sarah and her team have played an integral part in supporting us in our HR function. Sarah took time to quickly understand our business and developed a plan to review key documents. The team at Loates have provided their support and services to our charity on a pro bono basis, which we are especially grateful for as it is a challenge for us as a charity to buy in this specific function, although it is key to the professional running of the charity. The team are responsive and professional and we hope to have their continued support and expertise for the foreseeable future.”

Dionne Reid
CEO

Professional, sensitive and supportive

“Professional, sensitive and supportive, a great addition to our management support team”

Keith Pallett
Director
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